Antique 1920 Elgin model 5, pocket watch

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Antique 1920 Elgin model 5, pocket watch gold plated 14k, it works perfectly.

Elgin Serial Number : 22348333

Production Year :1920

Size :18s

Jewels :7 jewels

Grade :294

Model :5

Class :106

Run Quantity :1000

Production Dates :1903 to 1921

Total Grade Production :446200

Movement Configuration :Open Face

Movement Setting :Pendant Wind and Set

Movement Finish :Gilded

Plate :Full Plate

Barrel :Going Barrel

Adjusted :No

In the spring of 1864 half a dozen ambitious Chicago businessmen decided that if Massachusetts could build a factory that built watches – Illinois could, too. Harper’s magazine summed their sentiment perfectly: “It was the genuine, audacious, self-reliant Western spirit.” By August of that year this consortium, including then-Chicago mayor Benjamin W. Raymond, purchased an abandoned farm 30 miles north of Chicago and built a watch factory there. After a year of designing and building the lathes and machines to achieve seemingly impossible levels of precision, a team of watchmakers and mechanical engineers produced their first pocket watch movement, named for mayor “B.W. Raymond.” The watch was exquisite: Elgin National Watch Company was born.

By 1910, word of Elgin’s obsession with precision had spread around the world. Elgin engineers built their own Observatory to maintain scientifically precise times in their watches.